On Shadow, Wright has taken the words of vocalist Nina Simone to heart — that an artist must reflect her times.

(Photo: Tony Smith)

Lizz Wright: The Artist as Gardener

Twenty years ago, Lizz Wright emerged as an astounding new voice in music with her superb 2003 debut, Salt, spiced with Georgia soul, blues and jazz.

She revealed seasoned…


Miguel Zenón

Música de Las Américas

Jon Irabagon
Rising Sun

Brian Charette
(Cellar Live)

Harish Raghavan
In Tense


PRISM Quartet

Heritage/Evolution, Volume 3

Matt Wilson’s Good Trouble
Good Trouble

Three Story Sandbox
Artful Dodgers
(Tall Grass)


Albert Ayler

Albert Ayler: The Truth Is Marching In

In a restaurant-bar in Greenwich Village, tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was ruminating on the disparity between renown and income. In his case, anyway. Covers of his albums are prominent in the windows of more and more jazz record stores; references to him are increasingly frequent in jazz magazines, here and abroad; a growing number of players are trying to sound like him.

“I’m a new star, according to a magazine in England,” Ayler said, “and I don’t even have fare to England. Record royalties? I never see any. Oh, maybe I’ll get $50…

Growing Up Monk

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May 2024
Stefon Harris
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